Aine has trained with the team running The New Ballet School since the fall of 2015. In December, 2015 she performed in Karen Gabay’s The Nutcracker, and in March 2016, she passed the American Ballet Theatre National Training Curriculum Level 6 Exam. Since beginning ballet at the Santa Clara Community Recreation Centre at age five, she has received training at Pacific Ballet Academy, where she performed in the school’s Nutracker, Les Sylphides, Swan Lake, La Bayadere, and other contemporary pieces. Aine was also a member of Pacific Ballet Academy’s Studio company, and as a Studio Company member, she performed in several collaborations with the Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra. she has also trained at the San Francisco Ballet School under Patrick Armand, where she performed in Helgi Tomasson’s Nutcracker and in the San Francisco Ballet School’s Spring Showcase. Aine has attended summer programs at American Ballet Theatre, San Francisco Ballet School, Ballet Met Columbus, and at the School of Oregon Ballet Theatre, where she worked with the company’s artistic director Kevin Irving and with choreographer Africa Guzman. Aine became a member of The New Ballet Studio Company when it opened in March of 2016.
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